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Request for adminship: Smoke.
Submitted: May 16th, 2009, by CommanderTony
Closed: June 1st, 2009, by CommanderTony
Result: Approved


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I, CommanderTony, nominate Smoke. for adminship at Halopedia.
Nominee, please accept or defer the above nomination below this line.

I, Smoke., accept this nomination for adminship at Halopedia.

Reason for nomination

With a few of our current Administrators on an extended leave of absence, with a growing community due to more Halo sprouting up everywhere, and recent proposals. Myself and a collective group of experienced, veteran users saw the need for at least another Admin to help Monitor Halopedia.

Over the past few months, i've seen this user make contribution after contribution, small and large edits alike. He's dedicated himself to the success of this wikia towards it's goal of a supreme Halo encyclopedia, and one of the best Wikia sites. With the upcoming Manual of Style proposed by Subtank, that will undoubtedly be developed and passed soon, I can see this user being of a great asset to everyone on the site. This user's leadership is uncanny, and cannot be left unnoticed.


Support (30/5) sysop

  1. Support.svg Support - As per my reason above. CommanderTony
  2. Support.svg Support - As per CommanderTony. CoH|Councillor]] Nicmavr - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 15:27, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
  3. Support.svg Support - Smoke. is a renowned and heavily accomplished editor on this wiki and deserves, perhaps requires, sysops rights to do this to the best of his abilities. -DinoBenn 15:28, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
  4. Support.svg Support - As per DinoBenn. - JEA13 [iTalk] 16:09, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
  5. Support.svg Support - He is a great Halopedian.He is always nice, reverts edits that have vandalized pages and helps alot of people.:)Sith-venator Wavingstrider File:Red Team.jpg|20px]] (Holonet) 16:41, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
  6. Support.svg Support - Haven't been as active as I like, but when I have been on, I've seen several edits by him. D1134 18:05, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
  7. Support.svg Support - Short and simple comment... He's good. Brigadier File:UoH.gif|20px]] Comm| Mission| Papers| Commendations| UserWiki:Spirit-of-HALO|H.Q.]] 18:31, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
  8. Support.svg Support - Dragonblaze-052 18:50, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
  9. Support.svg Support - --That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles 21:46, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
  10. Support.svg Support - Do I need to say why? Sub-71 11:56, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  11. Support.svg Support - Smoke has made several, albeit small edits at Bungiepedia. He will make a strong addition to your administrating team. Administrator Bobcast 05:01, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  12. Support.svg Support - Adminship would still be a big step, but not too unbelieveable. Best of luck. GySgt. Gonzalez File:SMG Concept.jpg|35px]] 05:04, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  13. Support.svg Support - It's obvious. Smoke. should be an administrator. With truth, Jora 'Mantak (Echo 9 2)-Battlenet-Brothers-Combat History-- 06:17, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  14. Support.svg Support Great contributor, and would make an excellant Admin. Joshua (Talk) (Contribs) 09:53, 17 May 2009(UTC)
  15. Support.svg Support It will be a great admin.--Flood12345 13:31, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  16. Support.svg Support He's a great guy and thoroughly deserves this.--The All-knowing Sith'ari 15:33, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  17. Support.svg Support He'll be a great and helpful admin.--Spartan 774 6:52, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
  18. Support.svg Support --Andrew-996 File:Haloforgheisonvv4.gif|15px]] "Radio Frequency 9.96" "Confirmed Kills" 22:17, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  19. Support.svg Support — Friendly, hardworking, and has Halopedia's best interests at heart! Go for it! ǀτˑɔʘɱɱəŋɗєґ əґыţєґιιб TALK CONTRIBUTIONS AWARDS
  20. Support.svg Support -- Administrator Specops306 - Qur'a 'Morhek Honour Light Your Way! 03:42, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
  21. Support.svg Support I have also noticed this user's contributions over the past month or so. His activity is constant and he has the personality and leadership capabilities required to fulfill this job to the full extent which is required. --Councilor Εw C 'Dnaudee Battle Net My Editcount Administration 10:18, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
  22. Support.svg Support - You may notice that it took me longer to cast a vote on Smoke.'s RfA then it did on Spirit of Fire's, but that is because I don't know Smoke. as well I do SoF. But after some thought, and going over Smoke.'s recent accomplishments (winning HotM being his most recent), and recalling his reports of vandalism, I feel he has what it takes to become a sysop here on Halopedia. Congratulations again, and the best of luck with your future administratorship. Colonel DA, Administrator 16:43, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
  23. Support.svg Support DisturbedScorch
    1. Not enough edits.- 5əb'7aŋk(7alk) 18:40, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
  24. Support.svg Support Good luck. Some of you may notice that it took me a while to get this vote done; I blame user revision and Neopets- 5əb'7aŋk(7alk) 21:32, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
  25. Support.svg Support - Silken Floss (Valentine Ж Redfield) The Platypus 01:23, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
  26. Support.svg Support Incendiary 12:51, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
  27. Support.svg Support - FishType1 17:17, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
  28. Support.svg Support looked at his contribs... need I say more? --2K Dragon 17:48, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
  29. Support.svg Support I can see by his contributions that he is no slacker. Very impressive edits. Lieutenant Mcloganator 20:02, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
  30. Support.svg Support Great Guy, heipful and makes good edits. ODSTUBCS
    Ten more edits and then you can vote. 23:41, 25 May 2009 (UTC)
  31. Support.svg Support - There is no reason this user is not qualified for adminship. Ghost sangheili
  32. Support.svg Support - Good luck, though it doesn't look like you're gonna need it. You've got more than enough support. -- ɢ ε й ε ʀ ɑ £ 57 01:08, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
  33. Support.svg Support I like smoke he is cool, a good choice for adminship!--2K Dragon 12:52, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
Voted already. SmokeSound off! 20:18, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Neutral (7/0) Sysop

  1. Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - Don't know the user well enough. Ghost sangheili
    1. Changing Vote. Ghost sangheili
  2. Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - He's capable, certainly, as well as a good vandal fighter and friend, I'm just not sure if he's quite ready for adminship yet. —Kougermasters 00:58, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
    1. Changed vote. —Silken Floss (Valentine Ж Redfield) The Platypus 01:23, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
  3. Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - Same as kouger and I also feel like adminship is becoming a bargain bin sale. Justine
  4. Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - I know little about this user. I am not sure yet--Odysseas-Spartan53 09:21, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  5. Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - I'm not totally sure at this point. While this wiki does need more admins, I'm going to sit on the fence and wait for a few more reasoned opinions before making a decision. I probably will eventually lean towards support. Wjxhuang, the 888th Avatar {Talk} 09:36, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
  6. Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - I'm sure Smoke is a valuable user, just haven't seen too much of the user around the wikia to vote yes. Wr1ghty 20:26, 17 May 2009
  7. Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - I think that Smoke is an important user on Halopedia, but it just seems a little too premature for him to be an administrator. No offense. --General57Talk to me here 17:51, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
    1. Changed vote. -- ɢ ε й ε ʀ ɑ £ 57 01:08, 27 May 2009 (UTC)
  8. Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - While we agree on several things and what-not I don't know hime well enough, and I think this is a too big of step. And (sorry) like before I think we have enough, capable Admins. Happyhobo-117 The Guy
  9. Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - Don't know the user. - Spartan-419 18/05/09.
  10. Halopedia Vote Symbol Neutral.svg Neutral - Sorry, don't know you. Whispering 07:15, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Against (0/0) Sysop


Even if I had been an administrator for 4 years and I had such experience, I wouldn't be able to say what Smoke. wrote on question 6. Well done mate, only for this I hope you get them. :) - JEA13 [iTalk] 16:25, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

I second that. CoH|Councillor]] Nicmavr - Ascy 'Vamal Light your way with honour! 09:28, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
I... erm... third that. —Kougermasters 22:34, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Fourth? Colonel DA, Administrator 13:50, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Hello, to those of you that don't know me: I'm open to questions, or even just general conversation. You can contact me here or in the IRC; if I'm not marked as away, I do check the window occasionally.

16:01, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

I noticed in your contribution history that you were absent for two years straight... I assume the gap is because of military school (if such thing exist)?- 5əb'7aŋk(7alk) 21:34, 19 May 2009 (UTC)
It does say in his About Me that he went to military school for two years... recently. So that's probably it. —Silken Floss (Valentine Ж Redfield) The Platypus 01:18, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
Nope, most of it was user inactivity due to life issues. The last few months (Jan. 2008 - Jun. 2008) were spent in the USMC, and then after that, getting back to normal, which is kind of where I am now. Some of that time was also spent lurking as an IP. 01:40, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
My mistake. I must have misread your About Me. I've been doing that a lot lately... I love how you typed "Some of that time was also spent lurking as an IP." —Silken Floss (Valentine Ж Redfield) The Platypus 01:56, 20 May 2009 (UTC)


Nominee, if you accept the nomination, please answer the following questions. It is advised that voters check the nominee's responses before voting.

  1. When did you join Halopedia? October 20th, 2006.
  2. What do you believe are your most valued contributions to Halopedia? Revamping the articles on the UNSC military ranks (still in progress); adding knowledge to articles on ballistic weapons; assisting the administration in stopping vandals; overall ensuring that the quality of articles here remains high.
  3. What do you believe are your most valued technical contributions to Halopedia? I've fixed some of the templates that have gotten mucked, either from a user attempting to modify something, or if something was missing from it. Not very many, as I am still familiarizing myself with wiki-markup.
  4. What do you believe are your most valued contributions to the community? My knowledge. I'm always open and willing to share - and willing to learn if I'm wrong on something.
  5. If you are administrated, what changes do you propose? More uniform organization to articles - Subtank's MOS should help in this regard.
  6. To the best of your understanding, what does administratorship entail? As an administrator, you are looked up to. I know it says that administrators are regular users that are trusted with a few extra buttons, but the truth of the matter is that many users look to administrators as leaders - you are highly visible. Thus, in a way, you must conduct yourself as a leader would. You must be disciplined, spirited, and humble - as stated elsewhere, you are a regular user that has been entrusted with a few extra buttons, and I firmly believe that misuse of power entrusted to you is a serious offense - it is a breach of trust, which implies dishonesty. It also brings a bad image to the wiki for newer users. Your judgment will be impartial, and your punishments fair. You must be the epitome of what a Halopedia user should be.
  7. To the best of your understanding, when will you be able to check Halopedia after you are administrated, in the event that you are? Every day, without exception, unless something happens to my internet or an emergency comes up. Could also be any time during the day - I'm on at night just as often as I am during the day.
  8. What communities are you associated with online, Halo and otherwise? I lurk at the Halomaps.org forum sometimes. I joined around the same time I joined here, but I rarely post. When I do post, it is to help someone. My username there is drillinstructor.
  9. What is your familiarity with the Halo universe? Moderate familiarity. I know the games, and I've read Halo: The Fall of Reach (though it was like four years ago).
  10. What is your familiarity with Wikia and Halopedia policies? I read up on Halopedia policies occasionally, to keep it fresh in my mind. I am familiar with Wikia policies.
  11. What is your relationship with the Halopedia community and current administration? Before the Wikia bot came along, I was one of the users welcoming all new users that accessed the site. I am open for questions, and I generally try to be as informative and helpful as I can. When I have a conflict with another user, I will attempt to resolve it in a professional manner. I do not hold grudges (a couple of users I've had conflicts with here, I am now on good terms with). As for the current administration, I don't know all of you, but the ones I do know, I've gotten along with quite well.
  12. How may users contact you? Send me a message on my user page or my talk page, or in the IRC.
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